Q: Car won't run over certain mileage

asked by on

My car won't run over 30 mph.

If there are any Check Engine lights or other dash lights on, the car might be stuck in limp home mode. This is a computer failsafe mode that disables certain features for passenger safety because it has detected a major fault. I would run a Check Engine Light inspection and have this car scanned for codes by a certified mobile mechanic.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car won't run over certain mileage

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car stuck in Limp mode

Vehicles go into limp mode when the computer detects a possibility of damaging other components if you continue to drive it in the current state. Because of all the variables that go into diagnosing a drivability issue and given the...

Q: Loud pop and started running hot

A possibility is a head gasket leak where exhaust gas leaks into the cooling system pressurizing the cooling system and blowing out a hose. However, there are other potential, less serious, causes for what you describe. To get the actual...

Q: I have a 2005 Lincoln navigator that the number 6 spark plug is misfiring on.

Hello. A misfire can be caused by a number of things. Depending on what they found to be the problem it is quite possible that this is an accurate estimate. Most of the time this is caused by a failure...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.